Q&A – Overcoming health issues, keeping the faith


Welcome to Mohanji Speaks. These are answers to questions from listeners. Thank you for sending them, keep sending them. I will try to answer them as best as I can.

Q: This question is about health. This person is struggling every day with health and on many days wants to give up.

The question is, “How do we keep the faith that our health could be cured. How can we learn to live with it? This person knows that people have overcome their diseases. But could you please give some advice on how to keep the faith and be strong when facing such pain?

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Mohanji: Health is your right. It’s your birthright. When we talk about health as a birthright, what is the other side? Lack of health. Lack of health means somewhere some blockages are happening. Now you have asked the question between health and faith. They are not the same. Faith is an all-important thing like faith opens the doors for grace to flow. So, faith is a very fundamental thing. Primary faith is to yourself as an incarnation. With your health or without health, you’re an incarnation. All the great people have transcended their limitations and found the truth, found completion, found satisfaction.

We can transcend any obstacle in life. When you have that attitude of survival, which is an instinct inbuilt into every creation if you intensify that intensity for survival, health becomes all right. Everybody who has really, really done what they could in life, have strived for it. First and foremost is to stop the attitude of giving up. Instead, bring an attitude for survival. And then, you will automatically reach the right doctors, the right guides, and the right people who will guide you out of this situation. What created this? Probably various emotions suppressed for a long period of time became blockages. We can call it karmic blockages, patterns which we have carried.


Sometimes we are used to diseases and we think this is essential to living. It’s ironical but that’s the truth. Sometimes we carry the diseases; we entertain diseases because we think this is part of us, part of our existence. It’s important to detach from all these things and connect to your consciousness, which has no disease. Diseases are connected to physical or mental. Otherwise, there are no diseases; your soul can never have diseases or illnesses. The soul has no high or low, the soul is always the same. You have within you a faculty, which remains the same, in a very contented mode, all the time. What fluctuates? The mind fluctuates, intellect and ego fluctuate, and the body fluctuates. Now you understand how you can come beyond it. You are not the body, you’re not the mind, you’re not the intellect, and you’re not the ego. What are you? You are the Supreme Consciousness taking a human experience on Earth.

So why do you attach yourself to diseases? Why do you entertain them? Why do you think about them? Of course, if you have it, you accept it. There are certain situations. There are blind people, there are handicapped people. There are people who are brain dead or have deformities on a physical and emotional level. Psychosomatic diseases, they’re all existing. But if you accept your situation, if you’re not in conflict with your situation, and if you do not resist, with awareness, you overcome the blockages inside and questions like, “Why should I live? What is the use? What is the purpose?” There must be a purpose. There must be an experience. There are experiences; your situation itself is your experience.


So, this is the point, acceptance of yourself as you are. And don’t compare, no comparisons with anybody. Don’t look at the healthy person and say, “Oh I’m not like that.” Instead, look at a very, very sick person, and think, ‘Yes, I’m better off, I can be better further.’ If you develop that attitude in life, you will be successful. And you can successfully come out of every disease, or at least reduce its intensity. As I said earlier, you will reach such people who can help you get cured; you can reach many people who have survived these things which will give you inspiration. There’s nothing in life, which is permanent, everything can change. But we must have the attitude, just like all the great people who have fallen many times before they found success. And sometimes society ridiculed them and criticized them, judged them, contaminated them with bad thoughts. Still, they came out of all this, and they walked. They walked until they found success. And sometimes beyond, they become legends.

Legends are created by attitude. Attitude creates legends. It’s not that they are born with it, and they have much support from society, usually not. Society does not accept people easily, especially contemporaries, what society accepts are people who are dead. Most of the acceptance happens posthumously, not at the same time. We must understand that it’s our journey. It’s our life, our set of experiences, our presence, and our expressions. This is what we are, we are ourselves. You have every right to be happy. And you have to be happy by accepting every situation. The moment you start accepting, energy blockages starts getting diluted. When you resist, they stay. When you do not accept yourself, when you criticize yourself, judge yourself, compare yourself with others, blockages remain. Instead, accept yourself. Look at yourself as a unique creation. Never compare, never criticize others, and never judge others. When you do all that you become powerful, purposeful.


Create a large purpose. Let your limitations be your inspiration. We have seen many people handicapped with no hands, no legs, but they motivate people to great awareness that you don’t need any of these. Still, you can be powerful in the world. It’s an attitude; we can decide to be successful. And what is success? Everyday contentment factor is a success, not the money in your bank account, not the wealth and possessions, they all come and go. But are you contented with yourself? That’s a success. If you’re not, that’s your first priority. That’s your best purpose. So, we have a successful person sitting inside, waiting to come out and express itself, understand that accept that, help uncover that. You can be very successful. Diseases or no diseases, ailments or no ailments, doesn’t matter if your attitude is right. Every day will be sunshine. Otherwise, every day will be clouded. This is your choice.

Do discuss this with your friends. Contemplate on it, and increase your awareness, step by step, Wish you great success in life.

Lots of love. This is Mohanji.



Transcribed by Ulla Bernholdt

Proofread by Shyama Jeyaseelan

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Take your motivation from within


Hello friends, how are you doing? Are you really enjoying the podcasts? Thank you for giving all your comments. Thank you for your suggestions, and I really appreciate that you’re benefited by some of these talks. Thank you.

Today’s food for thought is Motivation. What is motivation? Motivation is an energy flow which helps us to do a thing with enthusiasm. Am I right? It’s basically enthusiasm to carry out an activity.

Where does it come from? Where does it originate? It’s a very big question. Many times, we expect motivation to happen from outside, but I always believe that motivation happens from inside; that is sustained motivation. When motivation happens from outside, it’s temporary; sometimes motivation, de-motivation they keep overlapping. We have seen so many people; when they expect outside motivation, they become totally paralyzed when they don’t get it.


I’ll tell you a couple of examples which I had. I was working as a sales executive in a shipping company, and it was their annual day. So, the manager, the boss, called all of us juniors, and said, “You know what, we are having our annual day, and our mother company and we are joining hands and having a celebration. So, I want you all to do some performance, or do some activity from our side, from our division.” So, we asked him, “What’s the budget?” He said, “Do you really want to know?” We said yes. “Nothing, no budget, the whole budget is utilized by the parent company, so we don’t have any.” We came back to our rooms and we were talking amongst each other. We said, “What can we do? We have no money, how do we get this done?” We all were pretty dejected, so we went back home, and back to our rooms. We were all bachelors, we were in our 20s, early 20s; went back to our room and then we were thinking what to do, separately, of course. Next morning, we all assembled, and we discussed, what can we do. Everybody said nothing. I said, “Okay, let me try something. We will sing a song, there is an orchestra already, so we will make a song, or we perform something on stage, also we will make a drama, a one-act play, or two-act play.” Then they asked who will write it? I said, “I’ll write it.” I had not thought about it much. I did not know what to do. We had about three weeks, so I said, “Okay, that’s good enough.” And that’s the time when the computer just started, there was software called WordStar, I think, and we could type on it and we could edit and stuff like that. It was not like we’re writing them down; so it was easier. And I was thinking, what music we will do. While I was in the car, suddenly, this music was playing – ‘Give peace a chance’ by John Lennon. Then I realized (it was the time when the Gulf War was happening), that this is the most relevant song. I decided to modify it to add all the people in our company; our boss, everybody put together, to get the effect of the time; like George Bush and all those people involved in the war, Saddam Hussein and people. Then, I completely changed the lyrics and then we practised together, the group, the youngsters, the sales team. The boss didn’t know anything about it, we were doing it elsewhere. I also wrote a script, a drama. That was all about various aspects of our organization in a very funny way. For example, communication goes, then we are all in dark; the customer is asking us, “When do you think my cargo will reach the destination?” So, we’re telling that “I’ll check the horoscope and tell you.” Something like that, you know, just like a funny situation because we don’t have communication, because of the war situation, things like that. It was a two-act play. I directed, I played the main role, and the others joined me etc. Since I wrote it, it was easier for me to remember the dialogues. Then we performed on stage, despite the parent company having the entire money budget and all the different things, costumes, etc. We got the best applause, and we got the best participant award. And everybody said, “How did you do it?” Then I said, “If there is a will, we can do anything. I’ve never done this before, but we can do it.”

See, when you really have to do it, you should be self-motivated and against all odds, you can perform. Why I explained this story right now is because when we say, “Oh, this is COVID situation, everything is restricted” or “We don’t have mobility. Things are not right.” etc.; always remember, you are the same, you can really do it.

This is the time when things are in adverse when the climate is adverse; that’s a time when you really can be motivated. Also, it’s self-motivation, which nobody can give you nor can anybody take from you. This is a very, very powerful thing which you can think about; there are so many other things I can talk about on motivation. But motivation is something which you can cultivate; it can be a habit, it can be an attitude. If you are motivated from inside, from within, nobody can stop you, because you will not care about the environment. After all, you are motivated. That motivation will inspire a lot of people. Today, this is what I see.

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People look at me for inspiration, and I have to always be inspired, means I have to give inspiration. Sometimes situations are adverse, and climate is not right, the environment is also not right. In COVID situation, especially when the economic meltdown is happening, a psychological meltdown is happening, people are not happy. There is a lot of anger, a lot of remorse, a lot of confusion. Also, there is a lot of suffering. At this time, if you can motivate yourself to motivate the world, you will be respected.

With this thought on your plate, I leave you. Digest it as best as you can. Please tell us what you feel, how you feel. Also, please try to make a difference in your life and the life of others by your own motivation.

Wish you success. This is Mohanji. All the best.


Transcribed by Ulla Bernholdt

Proofread by Rekha Murali

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